Good idea! I forgot this script existed, omg this changes things so much!!!
Mnemonics are the best method for me to learn anything
Yeah… I don’t know Both mnemonics and the memory palace (That word makes me cringe so bad because of the reputation it’s gotten) do work for me, but it’s just… slower?
I sometimes still use them for long strings of information that are really hard to remember, but not for language learning.
You’d better be ready
Im absolutely interested in this. I’m militant about this now.
Live in Japan. JLPTN3 next month
Way ahead of you there, Panda
Make sure to refresh that in 3 hours
Just had my first new unlocks since May 3. Finally guruing some new kanji.
Btw, pretend I’ve just turned level 10, how often would I have to level up to hit 60 by the end of the paraolympics?
9 days/level and you’d have a month to enjoy your cake before the paralympics are over (aka safety buffer)
When you guys learn vocab outside of WaniKani, do you break it into kanji and then learn the vocab afterwards, or do you just learn to recognize the vocab as a whole?
I’m currently not learning the kanji themselves, mostly because many of them will be taught on KaniWani eventually and I’m too lazy to create/filter the cards, but at the same time it doesn’t feel quite right…
Edit: Guess I should add that I’m using Anki °-°/
Since I mostly learn my vocab through NHK easy news and without flashcards, I tend to do at least two-three passes on a text. First pass I focus on the vocab and trying to understand the definition in Japanese (without using a dictionary), then I either do a second pass if I didn’t understand a single word, with a dictionary this time, or I do a second pass but focusing on kanji and their readings. It helps me notice patterns of kanjis/readings in words. I think it’s better to focus on one thing at a time, either meaning/reading of vocab or kanjis themselves. Doing both could be detrimental to your learning
I’m using an Anki 6k Deck that has all Wanikani vocab filtered out, when stuff with Kanji does come up, I usually memorize it as a whole. If I’m really curious I might look up the Kanji on Jisho but that’s about it
For words I hear outside of that, with my exchange partner for example I either remember it easily because I know the Kanji or forget it immediately
I guess you could say I’m letting it come naturally as I progress with my Kanji
Contratulations on level 10 by the way!!
Thanks! Being half done with level 10, for a while now, I finally went ahead and added all the rest of the kanji. I have a deadline now, and I’ll gain an extra 3-4 days just by already being half done. ^^
As to your question in the next post. Currently I only learn extra vocabulary that comes from my Japanese class. I try to learn it a bit ahead of class. I typically focus on the reading of it and connecting that to meaning. Kanji is secondary and usually only a help if I already know the kanji. But after I start to get a handle on the word, equal to Apprentice 2 or 3, I start to really look at the kanji to try and add that bit into my knowledge of the word. But I don’t really study the kanji per say. Nor its readings outside the word I’m learning.
Can you send a link or the name of the deck (if its a public one) cause that sounds really useful!
@GrumpyPanda congrats on level 10!
And to answer your question, I memorize new vocab as hiragana/pronounciation unless I already know the kanji. That’s been working for me so far cause all my manga has furigana, and my music doesn’t have any kanji at all (how lucky!)
Oh man I’m glad to see I’m not the only one already kinda sorta freaking out about finishing on time XD;;
Past couple weeks have been so busy for me and there have been days where I was only able to squeeze in 5-10 lessons. Though this challenge has been a great motivator to at least do some lessons every day, no matter how few. Not sure if I’ll make it all the way to 60 by the Olympics but I’ma keep trying!
I have made a mistake! I followed the Durtle ARG and now I’m hooked, why aren’t there more puzzles I love this kind of stuff
If you do like decks with WaniKani vocab filtered out, you should definitely check out FloFlo if you haven’t already. Bulk adding vocab to lessons there and exporting it to Anki is pretty much how i generate all my decks now
Personally I enjoy learning the vocab of a book way more than I do studying the core decks, because you have a short term goal. Learn ~1000 words and you can readトキメキ 図書館. The first and following volumes largely overlap in vocab, so another 200 vocab and you can read the second volume (and so on).
And since it’s a childrens book, the words are pretty common too. Most of them are in the core decks, but you get to use them faster. Not trying to say the core decks are bad, just that studying with reading as a goal in mind is way more fun to me °~°
A-after 90 days… I’m finally level 19!! Ahhhh I feel like I’m finally seeing a glimpse of the light
I wanted to but apparently I’m not smart enought ot use it
That’s why I stick to these weird Core decks. But in my case I also find every piece of vocab helpful because (as I said before) I have an exchange partner I meet up with weekly and there I can use and hear all kinds of common vocab.
Highly highly highly recommend it btw, so productive, so fun, 10/10 would exchange again.
ARG? The durtle heaven thing?
5-10 is bigger than 0 so that’s still progress (especially if you’re consistent!)
Also I love your display picture (digimon tri?)
@avalia thanks! And yup I love that subreddit, its how I discovered so many great resources like kanjitomo (reads kanji on your computer screen) and terrace house (on netflix)
@GrumpyPanda ive been using floflo for the intermediate book club and like it! I think finding vocab through books definitely helps reinforce the meaning so its been great, im planning on starting Hyouka later this year.
I plan on using anki and floflo more after I get further in WK and finish the N3 vocab this summer
@cynniminni congrats on the level up! Almost done with the 苦 stage
I’m going to try to find one near me when i start grad school in the fall! Do you ever speak in english/german or just japanese?